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Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship

Towards a European Area of Fundamental Rights

All the components for developing an ambitious European fundamental rights policy are now in place. The Lisbon Treaty makes the EU's accession to the European Convention of Human Rights an obligation and Viviane Reding, the first EU Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, will take the negotiation into her hands. Read her speech pdf - 36 KB [36 KB] at the Conference on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights.